M I S S I O N
The Postwar Architecture Task Force of Greater Phoenix promotes, protects and preserves our
midcentury architectural heritage for the enjoyment of future generations.
Our all-volunteer Task Force is comprised of cultural leaders, historic preservation professionals,
educators, architects, journalists, realtors, civic leaders and activists.
We partner with civic, cultural, educational and preservation-minded organizations on both a
local and national level to further research, publishing, events, tours, activism, outreach and policy
reform on midcentury architectural topics.
We promote the economic, civic, cultural, historical and
ecological benefits of preserving the midcentury heritage of Greater Phoenix.
Our success will be measured on three dimensions
We aim to repeal Proposition 207 and reverse the chilling effect it has had on the historic
preservation of midcentury properties.
We will act in fierce defense of over 200 midcentury commercial properties
and take every available measure to protect our Top 25 from demolition. We will persuade the
owners of midcentury buildings, homes and even entire neighborhoods to pursue historic designation
as a proactive defense against permanent loss.
We will partner with property owners to nominate exceptional midcentury properties
and neighborhoods for historic preservation overlay.
V I S I O N
Our vision is to protect and preserve Greater Phoenix’s midcentury modern buildings, neighborhoods
and homes so future generations can grow up in, restore, appreciate and learn from
exceptional architecture. As a result of our outreach, Greater Phoenix will rise as a top destination
for architectural tourism and real estate investment, and inspire pride in its residents for their rich midcentury heritage.